“Gin is not designed to be a sipping drink,” explains master distiller Charles Wells. “It’s designed to be mixed with other things.” Of course, at the time of gin’s invention, “the mixers were different to what’s available now and Mr Schweppes wasn’t about,” adds Charles, “but it was always drunk with local made lemonade or water and a touch of bitters.”

Even with this in mind, Fifty Pounds’ smoothness and classic profile are designed to shine in the simplest of serves, and serves don’t come more straightforward than the Gin & Tonic. “Fifty Pounds features two citrus elements,” adds Charles, “lemon peel and bitter orange peel,” the latter giving our gin its distinctive orange note. That’s the reason Charles recommends adding orange peel to a Fifty Pounds G&T, rather than a lemon slice.

The Recipe

Serving: 1

Ingredients

  • 60 ml Fifty Pounds Gin
  • 150 ml Tonic
  • Orange peel

How to make or shake it

  1. Add lots of ice to a balloon or highball glass
  2. Pour the Fifty Pounds Gin
  3. Add tonic and stir
  4. Garnish with a thin slice of orange or orange peel
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